Zyn is a Swedish-based brand under the umbrella of the company Swedish Match, a large snus company founded way back in 1915. Zyn was one of the pioneers of the nicotine pouch market, and with the backing of Swedish Match, is one of the most successful and widely known brands of nicotine pouches. I also really like their mission and belief that cigarettes are toxic, and there should be better ways of enjoying nicotine without smoking.
Here’s what Zyn looks like (picturing their cool mint flavor):
The 6mg package of Zyn (picture above) is strong, so be warned that if you’re a light smoker or coming from snus, you may find it overpowering because it gets into your bloodstream so quickly. There are many people who are used to taking 8mg nicotine doses of snus with no problem, but who were surprised to find that taking a 6mg Zyn knocked them off their feet (figuratively speaking).
So, know that the distinguishing feature of Zyn is that it hits hard and fast. Zyn is also available in 3mg pouches, but even these can hit you hard.
There are 15 nicotine pouches in each package of Zyn, as shown.
- Cool Mint (basically just methanol – avoid)
The first 3 flavors here (spearmint, peppermint and wintergreen) are all mint flavors and it’s up to personal preference which one you get. Citrus is probably the safest option if it’s your first time. The coffee is alright, but doesn’t taste all that much like real coffee.
Can I recommend Zyn?
I recommend Zyn to people who want a hard hit of nicotine and aren’t new to smoking, vaping and related activities. Not advised for to try for your very first nicotine pouch, but give it a shot if you’ve tried other brands and want something to give you more of a rush.